SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB
Samsung, $999, samsung.com/au
★★★★ If you like the high-end features of the iPad but want a tablet to fit into a large pocket, Samsung has a compelling offer in the Galaxy Tab. This 7-inch gadget weighs only 385g, but outperforms Apple’s tablet giant on features. Apps appear swiftly thanks to a 1GHz processor, and it runs the latest Google Android software (v2.2). Samsung has added Reader’s Hub for books and magazines. Cameras feature front and back and it can make phone calls. That 7-inch screen is more limiting, but this Tab makes the most of it.